Other ID: NGHP-01
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Indian Ocean;
Principal Investigator(s): William Winters
Affiliate Investigator(s): Tim Collett - USGS-Denver, Chief Scientist; National Gas Hydrate Programs
Information Specialist(s): William Winters
Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Drill, core, log, and conduct seismic ops in sedimentary basins containing potential gas hydrate deposits.
Start Date: 2006-06-06
Start Port/Location: Chennai, India
End Date: 2006-08-21
End Port/Location: Singapore, Indonesia
Equipment Used: Mini-vane shear machine, Well drilling
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Core samples were collected from the Krishna-Godavari Basin at the eastern continental margin of India.
Staff: Robert Barton, Philip Bernard, David Mason
Notes: Entire cruise (3 legs): 04/29/06 - 08/19/06. Cruise information is proprietary until 2008, when it will be made public. This is a cooperative program between the U.S. Geological Survey, the National Gas Hydrate Program of India and the U.S. Dept. of Energy Gas Hydrate Program. Original Center People field contained: P.J. Bernard, Bob Barton - shipping; Dave Mason - cruise logistics.
Waite, W.F., Santamarina, J.C., Cortes, D.D., Dugan, B., Espinoza, D.N., Germaine, J., Jang, J., Jung, J.W., Kneafsey, T.J., Shin, H., Soga, K., Winters, W.J., and Yun, T-S., 2009, Physical properties of hydrate-bearing sediments: Reviews of Geophysics, v. 47 no. RG4003, 38 p., doi: 10.1029/2008RG000279.
Wilcox-Cline, R., and Winters, W.J, 2011, The Influence of Grain Size on the Formation of Natural Gas Hydrate [abs.]: , 2011 Fall Meeing of the American Physical Society-American Assoc. for Physics Teachers-Society of Physics Students. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, November 18-19, 2011.
Winters, W.J., Waite, W.F., Mason, D.H., and Kumar, P., 2008, Physical properties of repressurized samples recovered during the 2006 National Gas Hydrate Program expedition offshore India: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Gas Hydrates, , URL: http://www.netl.doe.gov/technologies/oil-gas/publications/2008_ICGH/ICGH_5531_42496.pdf.